Air Sealing Slides and Stopping Mice...
"Oh and the major issue that we had with our Cottage was the slide seals. They had to be siliconed in place."
We're dealing with two related complaints - Air leakage and the "field mice" thing. The slide seals are far from air tight. Not so big a deal until the temperature drops to 15F! Also, those mice can find their way through the tiniest crack! So we are now trying to figure out how to get better air sealing and keep the mice out.
Seems the most common way to deal with mice is steel wool in the many penetrations through the envelope - plumbing holes, wiring holes, etc. Some suggested a combination of steel wool and spray foam to keep them out AND provide some addition air sealing.
But how to seal the slide edges? From the outside? Silicone? Duct Tape? We're concerned about the ability down the road to remove the seals so we can retract the slides when needed.
What products have you tried? Did you employ seals inside AND outside? We're even thinking about some additional insulation on the poorly insulated slide walls - maybe some panels of foam sheathing? And even though Forest River says how well the units are insulated, the floor is damn cold... Buying area rugs.